Christian de Portzamparc Architect, France

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Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc, France

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Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc Building News

7 Sep 2019
New European Commission HQ, Brussels, Belgium, Europe
Design: Christian de Portzamparc | Artelia | Florence Mercier
European Commission New Headquarters in Brussels by Christian de Portzamparc Architect
image © 2019. Project by 2Portzamparc, Florence Mercier Paysagiste and ARTELIA Bâtiment & Industrie
European Commission New Headquarters in Brussels
In spring 2018, the European Commission launched an architectural competition to build its new headquarters in Brussels. The competition was open to teams of architects, landscape architects and engineers from all over the world, who were invited to present their vision of the future complex.

Hotel de Region Rhone Alpes, Lyon, France
Rhone Alpes County Hall by Christian de Portzamparc
picture © Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Hotel de Region Rhone Alpes : Hotel de Region Rhone Alpes – added 8 Jun 2011
Regional power is growing stronger, and thus needs to assert its presence, to be symbolized in the urban space. Immediately the building shows its interior composed of debate and meeting areas. The luminous web of the various rooms is defined by the office buildings, which are coiling around and over it, thus diffusing the natural light and multiplying the sights.

Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc – Recent Designs

Rue de la Loi Brussels, Belgium
Rue de la Loi Brussels
image from architect
In the centre of Brussels, the Rue de la Loi, although at the heart of the European administration’s quarters, is lacking in any urban dynamic. In 2008, an international competition was co-organised by The Brussels Regional Authority and the European Commission, to create a powerful image of the European entity, and the symbol of its integration into the Belgian capital, whilst at the same time, creating functional and social density, by building residential units, commercial structures and public spaces.

Hopital de la Croix Rousse, Lyon, France
Hopital de la Croix Rousse Lyon
photo from architect
In the French city of Lyon, the Croix-Rousse Hospital is to be extended. Its actual organization has set up a “classical grandeur”. Located at the top of a hill, the institution overviews the city’s landscape, major and reassuring presence.

CasaArt Casablanca, Morocco
CasaArt Casablanca
image © Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc
“A Cultural Medina” In Casablanca (Morocco), on the “Mohammed 5th” Square, vast and imposing institutional composition, the CasaArts project, the biggest theatre in Africa, (polyvalent hall of 1800 seats, a modular theatre hall of 600 seats, “open to the public” rehearsal studio’s, cultural event halls), a “cultural intensity” centre, with shopping facilities, restaurants, café, cyber-space, a reading library, exhibition hall, and art galleries.

Christian de Portzamparc – Key Projects

Key Buildings by Christian de Portzamparc, alphabetical:

Cidade da Musica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date built: 2009
Cidade da Musica Rio de Janeiro
photo from architect
Cidade da Musica Rio de Janeiro Building

Cité de la Musique / Paris Concert Hall, City of Music, Avenue Jean-Jaurès, La Villette, Paris IXXe, France
Dates built: 1984-95
Located near Parc de Vilette

De Citadel, Almere, The Netherlands
Date built: 2006
De Citadel Almere
image courtesy of architects office
De Citadel Almere

French Embassy, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany
Date built: 2002
French Embassy Berlin Builidng
photo © Adrian Welch
French Embassy Berlin

Hergé museum, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Date built: 2009
Hergé museum
photograph © Nicolas Borel
Herge Museum building

La Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Date built: 2005
La Philharmonie Luxembourg
photo : Wade Zimmerman
La Philharmonie Luxembourg : Architecture Competition winner
The Philharmonie is located on the Kirchberg plateau, right at the center of a triangular site surrounded with offices and European administration buildings. Filtering light, a vast peristyle composed of 827 columns constitutes the foyer all around the Grand Auditorium.

LVMH Building
East 57th Street ; Fifth & Madison Avenue, New York, USA
2000
LVMH Tower
picture : Wade Zimmerman
LVMH Tower : only New York building by Portzamparc

National Conservatory of Music and Dance, La Villette, Paris IXXe
1990
Close to City of Music buildings

Société Générale tower, La Défense
2008
Société Générale tower
image from architects
Société Générale tower : Paris skyscraper

Christian de Portzamparc Projects, alphabetical:

Le Monde, Paris, France
2004
Le Monde Paris
photo © Kamel Khalfi
Le Monde Paris

Lironde Gardens, Montpellier, south France
1991-2009
Montpellier Building
photo from architects
Montpellier Housing

Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont, Rennes, France
2003-08
Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont Rennes
picture from architects
Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont

Nantes Tripode, France
2005-10
Nantes Tripode
image from architects
Nantes Tripode

Oscar Museum, Hollywood, USA
2009-12

400 Park Avenue South, New York, USA
2002-09
400 Park avenue
image from architects
400 Park Avenue South

Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel, Paris
2003-08
Hotel Renaissance Paris Wagram
photo from architects
Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel

Urban development of the Masséna district, Paris
1995-2009
Quartier Massena Paris
photos © Éric Sempé
Masséna development

Buildings in Paris
Cafe Beaubourg
Ungaro Boutiques
Hautes-Formes housing

More projects by this Paris architecture studio online soon

Location: 75014 Paris, France




Christian de Portzamparc Practice Information

Architect – Background

Born in 1944 in Casablanca, Morocco, North Africa.

French architects :

Portzamparc studied architecture in Paris; Christian received the Pritzker Prize for architecture in 1997

Design Offices in Paris (France), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and New York (USA).

Education: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris : 1970.

Pritzker Prize Winner 1994

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